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June 2018

Abstract Deadline Extended for ESTIV 2018

June 18, 2018
The 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology (ESTIV2018) happening in Berlin, 15-18 October, has extended their abstract submission deadline to July 1. Learn more about the meeting, including the scientific program, invited speakers, and how to register.  ...

Holger Behrsing, PhD, Participates in Round Table Discussion on Non-Animal Approaches for Inhalation Toxicology

June 14, 2018
Holger Behrsing, PhD, was recently invited to participate in an expert round table discussion convened on the development and implementation of 21st century non-animal approaches to assess the toxicity of inhaled substances.  The discussion included perspectives from government, industry, nonprofit, and academic sectors on the advantages and challenges of using these approaches, ongoing efforts, and steps needed to gain widespread use and acceptance of these approaches. A transcript of the discussion has just been published in Applied In Vitro Toxicology, Vol....

Client Services Representative

June 8, 2018
We are seeking a full time Client Services Representative to work in our Gaithersburg office. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision: A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances. Looking for a highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented person to serve as primary liaison between the Institute...

IIVS at EuroTox 2018

June 7, 2018
IIVS President, Erin Hill, and Business Development Manager, Brent Gilbert, will be at the upcoming EuroTox 2018 in Brussels on September 3-5.  Stop by our booth (#55) to chat with us or contact us to set up a meeting. In addition, IIVS will be presenting two posters. Text to be added.  ...

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes in California Senate.

June 1, 2018
Yesterday, the California Senate passed the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB1249) bringing the state one step closer to becoming the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. The bill will now move on to the Assembly. If passed, SB1249 will outlaw the sale of all animal-tested cosmetics (including makeup, hair and skin care, and personal hygiene products) by 2020. Read more....

Holger Behrsing, PhD, Presenting at SIVB, June 5th, 2018

May 30, 2018
Our very own Holger Behrsing, PhD, will be presenting at SIVB's Annual Meeting in St. Louis.  His presentation on Tuesday, June 5th is titled "Pragmatic Use of State-of-the-Art Lung Models to Evaluate Exposure-induced, Adverse Pulmonary Effects" and will provide an overview of in vitro/ex vivo pulmonary models and how they can be incorporated into a screening/testing strategy for chemicals that can include more complex human pulmonary adverse events that are evaluable in modern 3D systems. Read More...

ASCCT Abstract Submission and Registration Now Open!

May 23, 2018
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual ASCCT Meeting - Predictive Toxicology: Strategies for Implementing New Approaches - being held September 11-12, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Learn More...

EU Parliament Calls for UN Convention on Use of Animal Testing for Cosmetics

May 8, 2018
The non-binding resolution calls for a diplomatic push towards a global animal testing ban for cosmetics to be in place by 2023. Europe fully banned cosmetic animal testing in 2013, but it is still permitted in 80% of countries worldwide. Read article....

Virginia Lawmakers Lauded for Law Requiring Use of Non-Animal Test Methods

April 20, 2018
The Humane Society of the United States thanks Governor Ralph Northam for signing a bill to reduce the use of animals in product testing. Virginia is only the fourth state in the country to pass such a law. Delegate Jennifer Boysko, D-86, was the lead patron of the bill, HB 1087. Read article....

EPA to Accept Non-Animal Skin Test Data

April 12, 2018
The EPA has released a new policy that will allow chemical and pesticide makers to provide the EPA with data from non-animal test methods when assessing for skin allergies. Congratulations to the EPA OPP team for working so hard to put in place this new policy. Read the article here....